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Blog - Motivation

Ramblings and thoughts from The Rainmakers Superheroes

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With almost half a century working in real-world Sales & Marketing positions, Bruce King and Chris Haycock have got a huge amount of superpowers at their disposal. Our goal is to share with you their skills, experience and knowledge to help you to double, triple or quadruple your sales and profits.

Our blog barely scrapes the surface of what we (and our guest Rainmakers) are sharing with our members in The Rainmakers Club. Join us now (it's 100% free to join as a standard member) and have a look to see how we can turn you into a powerful Rainmaker for your own business.

The lesson of the £20 note
A speaker was presenting to an audience. He started off his presentation by holding up a £20 note and he asked, 'Who would like this £20 note?' Hands started going up. Then he said, 'I am going to give this £20 to one of you but first, let me do this.' He proceeded to crumple the £20 note up. He then asked, 'Who still wants it? Still the hands went up in the air. 'Well', he responded, 'What if I do this?' And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the fl…
Staying motivated and productive working from home
If you're planning to return to a formal place of work and giving up on home working, this doesn't apply. But if you're planning on continuing to work from home, then like a lot of people we know, you may have struggled and continue to struggle to stay motivated and productive. One of our Members came up with a really unusual strategy to overcome his difficulties with home working. James gets up every morning at the time he used to get up to travel to the office. He showers, changes into his usu…
Why you should smile a lot more
Why you should smile a lot more When you smile, your brain releases serotonin and dopamine and other endorphins into your blood stream. These are natural chemicals produced by your body which make you feel so much happier, relaxed, more able to stay focused and positive. Research in Canada found that the average four-year-old smiles four hundred times a day and when you watch a group of children for a while, you'll notice they appear to be rather happy. That's because they are. Meanwhile the ave…
Why the Native American Rain Dance worked every time
A lesson from the Native American Indians   The Native American rain dance worked EVERY time   BUT not because it was responded to by the spirits in the sky   It worked every time, without fail, because those who were dancing did not stop dancing until it started raining, no matter how long it took. They never gave up.   You up for that?   C'mon in more frequently and let's make it rain success together!  …
Something to think very seriously about...
Most people do not realise they have the potential to achieve greatness. And because they do not, they don’t commit the time, make the sacrifices, overcome their fears, experience the failures and keep to a plan long enough to become amongst the very best in the world; to become ‘world-class’ in their chosen field. Most people just occasionally flirt with success instead of making a lifelong commitment to it. But It’s not a question of can you, because anyone can. The que…
In your time off, do you SELF-DESTRUCT or SELF-ENERGISE?
Joe works in a well-known plc as head of the customer services department. He does a 5-day week, Mondays through to Friday. On Friday night, straight after work, he's down the pub with his colleagues and sinks a few pints and a few shorts before heading home. He crashes out for a few hours and then straightens himself out, heads off to one of his several nightclub haunts and parties until around one in the morning. He sleeps in late on Saturday to get over his hangover, and then the drinking and…
Is today the perfect time to change the course of your life?
Of course you know, today is the first day of the rest of your life, as will be tomorrow and the day after. So, no matter how young or old you may be, no matter the circumstances in your life right now, what better time could there possibly be to make some significant changes in your journey than right now. If you are thinking you are too old, consider this: Nelson Mandela was a superstar in politics. But he did not become president of South Africa until he was seventy-four years old. Colonel Sa…
Do you really understand motivation?
Motivation is so often thought of as something you have done to you, or you do to yourself to get you moving, usually in the direction of achieving your goals. But motivation comes from the word 'motive' (reason). Your motivation comes from you motive,  'YOUR WHY', your reason for wanting to achieve your goals. Doesn't that put a totally different light on it? Without a WHY, no goal will be very inspiring or motivating. And when you define your WHY; what it will really mean for you, how ama…
A simple and effective way to boost your immune system
What many people do not know about me is that before I started my career in sales, for several years I was very involved in complimentary medicine,  alternative medicine as it was known in those days. I qualified as a nutritional therapist and acupuncturist and studied and was deeply involved in various more esoteric practices around the subject of how to use the power of the mind to help control or cure various medical problems. These were so successful that I adapted and continued to use …
Attitude is EVERYTHING!
Albert Einstein said: 'Success is 80% attitude and 20% skills' Woody Allen said: 'Success is 80% showing up' which of course takes attitude And here's a practical example of the importance of attitude: Many years ago, two salesmen from two different companies were sent to an African country with instructions to sell the sandals they made. After 48 hours, the first salesman telephoned his company and said to his boss: 'Boss, this is a total and utter waste of my time and your money. Nobody here w…

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NOV 20

Say YES!

Say YES!
Nobody ever made any money or achieved anything in their lives or careers by saying NO to something. Of course, you may have saved yourself time and money on many occasions but you never MADE any money by saying NO. Here are just three of many things you should almost always say YES to. Say YES to an offer of help As much as we may think we might, none of us know everything and can handle everything immediately and perfectly. When help is offered, accept a little assistance graciously, even from…
Are you too busy to meditate? Do you even know how?
Millions of business people and of course people from all walks of life, take up the practice of meditation, and almost all benefit from it, often massively. Yet in spite of the benefits they experience, it is only a matter of time before meditation becomes one more thing they just don't have time for, almost a chore. And they stop! I had the same challenge when I first started meditating, in spite of the fact I knew how much it helped me in so many aspects of my life and business. And then I fo…
You're only cheating yourself
When I was in Junior School many years ago, one of the teachers used a phrase to castigate any children who were not putting in sufficient effort or, worse still, cheating at the tests we were given. She would say: You are not cheating the school; you are cheating yourself! During your working day, are really giving 100% to achieving your business and personal goals? Are you learning more and more every day about sales and marketing strategies to help you grow your business and profits? Or are y…

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NOV 20

Do you MUSTURBATE?

Do you MUSTURBATE?
NO, not a spelling mistake! I would not dream of asking you that question if it was spelt the way you thought it might have been. But hopefully it grabbed your attention. In fact, I came across this actual typo in a novel I was reading (not pornographic) and it got me thinking about some people I coach and have coached in the past. When I first start working with them, they use phrases like: Good idea, I MUST do that every morning Thanks Bruce, I MUST have a 'to do list from now on' Yes Bruce, I…
Improvised Exploding Devices and Your Business Success
I recently watched a replay of a TV programme featuring the experts in the British Army in Afghanistan who were responsible for locating and defusing or safely exploding IEds (Improvised Exploding Devices). In other words, home-made Land Mines. These devices were buried just below ground level in their hundreds, if not thousands, by the enemy and were responsible for more deaths of troops and civilians than most other enemy tactics. These highly trained and extremely brave and dedicated person…
Are you thinking 1. BIG enough and 2. SMALL enough?
1. Are you thinking BIG enough? A client of mine died recently and I went to visit him in hospital a few days before he passed away. George described himself as a 'late starter' in that he set up his first business at the age of 56 which is when a lot of people are thinking about retiring. Over a twelve-year period, he built a very successful business indeed. George was a Rainmaker He moved from a small semi-detached house to a five bedroom mansion complete with indoor swimming pool and se…
Is the glass half full?
Here's a twist on the 'Is the glass half full or half empty?' question which I really enjoyed. I'm sure you have heard the question posed before. The audience or the individual is shown a glass half full of water and asked - "Is the glass half full or half empty?" And as you know, the motivated and positive people say 'half full' and the non - positive people say 'half empty'. Those are the only responses I've heard until recently. The story goes that someone down on their luck and desperately…